For sale here is a fine original vintage 1950s expressionist modern watercolor painting on paper by American artist/painter Barbara Lee (1925-) of Detroit Michigan. The artist was born in Detroit in 1925 and attended Wayne University there in the 1940s where she obtained both her BFA and MA degrees. She moved to Ohio and taught at Denison University in Granville in the fine arts department starting in 1948 while also following an independent career in painting showing her work at local galleries. This painting, and the other I'm listing here, are both from very early in her career. She must have been quite successful as she was included in The Who's Who in American Art at this time. She was a member of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, and the Columbia Art League. She also studied abroad in Norway on a Fulbright grant in 1952-53 while a professor at Denison. She met and married her husband, Frank Bachmura, also a professor at Denison in 1955, and I've included a copy of their engagement announcement that I found online in my photo section. After they were married they moved to Nashville Tennessee, and unfortunately I haven't been able to find any further biographical information about her. This painting and the other that I'm listing here are both from the same estate, share the same frame and mounting and under glass, and are the same measurements, and would look great together. Measures 20.5" by 18" at outside of the frame. The image area measures 16" by 13". Still in the original period frame and under glass with intact back papers, and I haven't examined the artwork outside of the frame. There are reflections in the glass in some of my images, although the very first image is pretty free of them. There may be more biographical information under the back papers, or a title etc. Signed at front (as shown in my closeup) "Barbara Lee" (her maiden name), and dated "1951". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear to the outside of the frame - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
ORIGINAL 1950s Barbara Lee Bachmura Watercolor on Paper Expressionist Modern PAINTING
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